Moreover, he is the only animal which can swallow the tight-rolled green cigars of the skunk-cabbage in the early spring.
From the smooth sumac they reap a harvest in midsummer, and in March they get a good grist of pollen from the skunk-cabbage.
skunk-cabbage, you call it; so quaint a flower deserves a rather better name.
The funniest thing I ever saw for sale was a basket of skunk-cabbage flowers on Broadway.
The flowers are often fragrant, but the plant has a disagreeable smell, something like skunk-cabbage, when crushed.
Off in the ferns there beat a warning tattoo—the loud whir of the snake's tail against a skunk-cabbage leaf.
This plant belongs to the same family as the skunk-cabbage of the East and the calla-lily.
The last is hardly gone before the advance guard of skunk-cabbage appears again.
skunk-cabbage loses its odor and acridity with age, and should therefore not be kept longer than one season.